Paul McCartney Admits Bob Dylan Gave The Beatles Weed That Made The 'Ceiling Move'

While now it is the most common thing, back in the day to smoke cannabis was prohibited. Nevertheless, Paul McCartney revealed that Bob Dylan indulged them 

By Ingrid Mateos

- November 25 , 2021 - 22:25 hs
The Beatles, Bob Dylan

The Beatles, Bob Dylan (AFP)

Can we declare the 60s as the best decade? While for some stars this story would sound like something that needs to be left alone, Paul McCartney is exploring his memories and the best experiences he lived with The Beatles.

Formed in Liverpool and comprised by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, The Beatles is nowadays considered one of the most iconic rock bands ever to exist. Their legacy is still very much active and their music is recognizable until these days despite they disbanded 50 years ago.

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Fortunately, Paul McCartney still has a lot to say about those wild days while going o tour and exploring the world. In his most recent memoir “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present” the musician revealed that sometime somewhere, Bob Dylan met with The Beatles and gave them some strong weed that made the ceiling and everything around move.

The story happened in New a hotel room in New York and the band was there having a gathering. “What happened is that we were in a hotel suite, maybe in New York around the summer of 1964, and Bob Dylan turned up with his roadie. He’d just released ‘Another Side of Bob Dylan,'” McCartney wrote in his book. 

“We were just drinking, as usual, having a little party. We’d ordered drinks from room service... scotch and Coke and French wine were our thing back then...and Bob had disappeared into a back room.” 

McCartney then points out that at some point Ringo Starr left the room but when he returned he looked a little bit strange. “He said, ‘I’ve just been with Bob, and he’s got some pot,’ or whatever you called it then,” McCartney added.


Eager to know what was happening to Ringo since they never smoked cannabis before, they asked him what it was like.”‘Well, the ceiling is kind of moving; it’s sort of coming down.’ And that was enough. After Ringo said that, the other three of us all leapt into the back room where Dylan was, and he gave us a puff on the joint.” Paul continued.

While none of them have smoked before, Paul recalls that they thought it was not working, until they started giggling uncontrollably, and laughing at each other. . “I remember George trying to get away, and I was sort of running after him. It was hilarious, like a cartoon chase. We thought, ‘Wow, this is pretty amazing, this stuff.’ And so it became part of our repertoire from then on.”

While this sounds like an extraordinary tale, Paul McCartney has admitted that he stopped smoking when he became a grandparent because he did not want to set an example for the kids. “Back then I was just some guy around London having a ball, and the kids were little so I’d just try and keep it out of their faces.”

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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